Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thrill as We Careen Wildly Between Segments (Plus: Help a Brother Out!)

"Tomorrow or the next day", right, my eye. Curse my eternal but unfounded optimism.

It's been a while since I've done a good ol'-fashioned content aggregation megapost, so let's kick this oldschool and start recapping what manners of chicanery I've been up to as late. No time like the present, after all! Especially since It's... It's Manitoba... hee hee... It's Manitoba Tihaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha oh man, I'm sorry, I can't do this yet. Every time I start to deliberate on how a group of highly paid and creative-minded specialists decided that this was the best option for a tourism slogan, the whole thing cracks me up like Bobby Heenan thinking of Jim Duggan and I have to start over.


Congratulations, KC and Kim

I'm an uncle again! Well, half-uncle again, but it's still very exciting. Lookit him! He's adorable.

My relatives far and wide are commonly known for very tall stock, so the arrival of a son into either side of the family always brings, not only celebration to all, but also a great deal of commiseration for the mother. Because, eight-and-a-half pounds? Twenty inches? My goodness.

So many congratulations to the happy couple, and fair warning: once Solomon grows up a bit, it will be my uncle-ly (uncle-ish?) duty to rib the kid a little about his birth announcement card. By no means do I claim to be an expert on birthing procedures, so I have no idea when this policy decision came in, but back when I was born I know I sure as hell didn't face the indignity of my introductory font being Comic Sans MS. Ha! You poor kid!

Ahh, family. Good times. And speaking of good times (Bam! Segue):

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winnipeg Internet Pundits, And Then This Guy

I've been up to a few different things in the last little while, but I'll come back and yap about the rest of all that later; in a reverse of my usual momentum style, let's run with the biggest thing first.

Intrepid UMFM host and editor extraordinaire Tessa Vanderhart is flipping the format of her show to a weekly panel of bloggers and other internet-savvy types discussing the local issues and civic affairs of the day, with the new-look (new-sound?) program debuting this evening.

She's assembled an all-star cast of local alternative talent, including Christian Cassidy, Graham Hnatiuk, Walter Krawec beginning next week, and Rob Galston pending in the rotation. An admirable assembly of insightful and intelligent people will be pooling their wide backgrounds of knowledge and experience to best express and explain the important developments and trends that shape our fair city -- and then I'm on the show, too! Presumably to balance the smart people out.

Tentatively titled Winnipeg Internet Pundits, the program inaugurates itself tonight on UMFM 101.5 FM from 5:00 to 6:00 PM; live streams are available here, should you be near a computer rather than one of those old-timey actual physical radios. So tune in! Come listen to some of the city's finest minds, plus me, as we work out the kinks and hash out the makings of Winnipeg's finest political and policy panel live right before your very ears.

Tomorrow or the next day, I'll be back to drop some more content on you folks; until then, true believers!